Monday, March 17, 2014

Richard the Goalkeeper

Richard was invited to "play up" on our club's U12 team (he's still just 9) at goalie.  He's been taking goalkeeper training with former pro Johann Noetzel for awhile now and was ready for the challenge.  They don't have a committed goalie on this team so he starts and plays the whole game.....and has done exceptionally well.  

Lyssa plays too!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Marianas Kids' Cup 2014

Richard and teammates Mylan, Maui and Dylan with the visiting Japanese lady pros led by Coach Go.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Lyssa's Big Night

Little Miss Pusong Pinoy (Filipino Heart) 2014. 

2nd Runner-up and Docomo Spirit Award Winner-
Lyssa Rae Pico Steele!

Click here for the Marianas Variety article.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Fall League 2013 Soccer

An amazing season with amazing kids.  Just one goal allowed in nine matches!!

MP United U10 Blue and Silver squads.

                       MP United U10 Blue squad. 6 wins, 3 ties, 0 losses with just one goal allowed in nine matches. 

Interscholastic soccer, U12. How nice is this ocean-front field? At G.T. Camacho Elem. School, San Roque, Saipan.

Richard about to break away. 

Awards ceremony.

My Girl Power defense; Maya, Julianne and Fiona. These three played shutdown D all season. I wouldn't be surprised if they're all CNMI national teamers one day.

Cullen and Richard, our shutdown goalies. What can you say about two kids who played goalie 75+% of the season on a team that gave up one goal in nine matches? Age-group elite. These boys were our field leaders too and each scored a goal at the Festival. — in Saipan.

You misspelled my name Coach!

With U10 coaching colleague and the other half of Law & Auto Fantasy Football, the Bruce! 

Some say we look alike.......

Fiona and Richard, sitting in a tree.........holding up their soccer trophy! 

Lyssa's future says "bruising defender."

Soccer Mom-babe alert.  

Smiling faces and the closure of another season. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Kids' Beach Volleyball Tournament

Richard played in a kids' beach volleyball tournament, in the 12-and under division.  He, Kaden, Mylan and darned if I can't remember the other girl's name, did pretty well, winning one game over an older team. 

Lyssa drew in the sand......

Meanwhile, we had a game between an 18-and-under division all-star team vs. the coaches.  It was a hot but beautiful morning for some island-style beach-ball.